La Porte Indiana Roofing & Gutter Topper Project
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as roofing contractors in Berrien Springs Michigan was hired to remove and replace two layers of shingles on this home. As you can see from the photos the existing shingles had sever granule loss due to a lack of proper ventilation. The wood soffits in this home did not have any intake vents at all. This roof also suffered from shingles blowing off and showed signs of leakage in the valley on the back of the house. They also experienced a poor contracting experience with the previous roofer.
Project Location: 9012 Midway Drive, Berrien Springs Michigan 49103
Color: Burnt Sienna
Products Used: CertainTeed LandMark Pro Burnt Sienna Shingles
As roofing contractors in Berrien Springs Michigan Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper specializes in the installation of Lifetime Warranty (50 Year Warranty) Shingles that includes a 50 Year 100% Transferable Labor & Material Warranty backed by CertainTeed without any Prorating during the life of the shingles.
A quality roofing system involves the underlayments, shingles, accessory products, and ventilation all working together. Day after day, year after year.
At Dennison Exterior Solutions & CertainTeed, We call that the Integrity Roof System
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as roofing contractors in Berrien Springs Michigan we use the Integrity Roof System, which is designed to provide optimum performance — no matter how bad weather conditions are. After all, better quality shingles mean longer-lasting roofs. Add in underlayment and accessory products, and you’ve got a roof system that really works.
When you choose a Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper Integrity Roof System you gain the advantage of having CertainTeed as your single manufacturing source to stand behind its roof system components.
Most of Dennison Exterior Solution & Gutter Topper customers choose the LandMark Pro Shingles, which were engineered to outperform ordinary roofing shingles in every category; Landmark PRO boasts the rich hues and stunning dimensionality of CertainTeed’s Max Def color technology. Good looks aside, this dimensional laminate shingle is built to last, with two layers of high-quality roofing asphalt and an industry leading lifetime limited transferrable warranty.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper uses CertainTeed’s WinterGuard waterproofing shingle underlayment, which is the solution for winning the battle against water penetration in your roof’s most vulnerable places. WinterGuard is a composite material of asphalt polymers, formed into a rolled sheet. The asphalt makes it vapor-tight, and the polymers make the asphalt elastic and sticky. This protective barrier is able to stretch and seal around nails driven through it. Placing WinterGuard a minimum of 24″ past the interior wall line at the eave provides your first line of defense.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper installs Winter Guard six feet up the roofline from all eave edges, where all lower roofs meet any walls and around all roof ‘ shingle penetrations such as furnace / water heater vent stacks, soil pipes, chimneys, antenna satellite fasteners, skylights and any other protrusions through the roof. This process eliminates all potential future callbacks.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper Winter Guard seals the roof against infiltration of water into the home due to ice dams and wind-driven rain that also seals water-tight around each nail that is driven through it. The sand surface of Winter Guard also provides a huge safety factor for installers while walking on top of the shield.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper uses CertainTeed’s Diamond Deck high performance synthetic felt is applied to the entire roof surface that is not already covered the the Winter Guard ice and water shield. This Best-in-Class underlayment’s performance in terms of both weather protection and contractor safety is unsurpassed.
Diamond Deck has exceptional dimensional stability compared to standard 15lb or 30lb felt underlayment, which can wrinkle when it becomes wet and “telegraph” those wrinkles through to the shingles applied over it detracting from the beauty of your homes new shingles. Diamond Deck eliminates this problem and it special top surface treatment provide excellent slip resistance, even when wet for contractor safety.
Designed with an internal weather filter and external baffles, CertainTeed® filtered Ridge Vent proves that outstanding beauty and performance can be combined. Less than an inch in height, this slim molded, high-impact copolymer shingle-over ridge vent permits capping of the ridge with shingles like the rest of the roof. CertainTeed Ridge Vents combined with sufficient intake vents, such as CertainTeed Intake Vent, are the most efficient and effective systems you can install that will help validate the new shingles warranty and save you energy which save you money 24/7. Works year-round to ventilate the attic. Provides evenly distributed ventilation along the entire underside of the roof. Provides a higher volume of airflow per square foot of attic area than any other fixed-vent system and is designed to maximize airflow across the entire underside of roof sheathing. Changes in wind direction have no significant effect on vent performance and is wind driven rain resistant up to 110 MPH.
CertainTeed’s Intake Vent provides continuous intake airflow at the roof’s edge and provides proper intake ventilation for homes with little or no overhang. It’s a rooftop installed, shingle-over intake vent that can be used to supplement existing soffit or under eave vents. CertainTeed Ridge Vent combined with sufficient intake vents, such as CertainTeed Intake Vent, are the most efficient and effective systems you can install.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter guard contractors in Saint Joseph Michigan recommended to this homeowner that we install the Solution gutter covers which is part of the Gutter Topper guard family of gutter protection products made and manufactured within the United States of America.
We recommended the installation of the Solution gutter guards based on several environmental reasons and to control costs.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Toppers our seamless gutter aluminum coil has a thickness of .027 and is custom formed at your home using our IronMax K-style aluminum extruding seamless gutter machine. Lengths of seamless aluminum
Gutters can be run-out to custom fit your homes specifications. Whether it’s a one Foot section of gutter or 100 feet or more there are no seams between the end caps,or corners.
Dennison Exterior Solutions as seamless gutter contractors we understand how important that the seamless gutters and downspouts blend in with the beauty of your home. That is why we carry over 75 different colors to match your roof, fascia, trim, siding or brick on your home. With being able to have access to this many colors allows us for example to have the seamless gutters match the fascia on your home while the downspouts may match the color of your walls so that they blend in and are not as noticeable.
Our five-inch seamless gutters are attached with #12 built-in deck screws, which is 25 percent heavier, and features Speed Coating. This quick-screw system allows our installers to find the rafter-tails behind the fascia boards so that the entire screw is anchored to wood.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper uses clear 50 Year service life Sealants have a superior ultraviolet resistance, which can be applied in any temperature and has an excellent adhesion properties.
In addition, all of the seamless aluminum accessories that Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper uses are manufactured using quality .027 aluminum such as End Caps, Inside & Outside Miters, Bay Window Miters including our Downspout Tubes which come in lengths of 10 feet and will be custom cut and installed to meet your homes specifications. Downspouts Tubes may also include “A” and “B” Elbows as well as Offsets with hidden downspout mounting brackets or straps.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter contractors in Berrien Springs Michigan also uses ¼ inch drive stainless steel zip screws that will not rust instead of using pop rivets, which require those fasteners to be drilled out in case there is a need for a repair. With the zip screws we simply unscrew the fasteners, make the repairs and refasten eliminating unsightly holes that may leak.
While the Solution gutter cover was specifically engineered to be installed over your existing gutters however, as seamless gutter specialists new seamless gutters can also be installed.
If your existing gutter system is in relatively good shape Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper installation methods includes a Gutter Tune-up that includes “dry” cleaning out your existing gutters, repitching them where and if they need to be and resealing any leaking seams that the homeowner points out to us. This fee also includes taking over responsibility for your existing gutter system as well if the system is relatively new so that you won’t have to call the original gutter company. We also specialize in installing new seamless aluminum gutters and downspouts as well if you need new gutters.
The Solution® is an effective solution to gutter problems at an affordable price. Besides protecting you from the dirty and dangerous job of climbing a ladder to clean out your gutters at least twice a year, year after year, The Solution™ protects your property by eliminating clogged gutters. And all this protection is enhanced by the value that The Solution adds to your home. The Solution has been independently tested and certified to handle almost any amount of rain that Mother Nature can throw at it and since it installs over your existing gutters, it actually strengthens your gutter system. Its low profile design makes it virtually invisible from the ground, enhancing your home’s curb appeal, all while protecting your home from the potential damage that overflowing gutters can cause. Birds and pests can’t make their home in your gutters and with no gutter overflow, it helps to protect against harmful mold, mildew and rot.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper Solution™ gutter guard comes in 6 standard colors: white, light gray, light bronze, royal brown, black and charcoal. You pick the color that most closely matches your roof instead of having to settle with one color – silver aluminum. And The Solution™ is installed without any unsightly brackets or hangers. The Versatile Solution™, a variation of The Solution™ also comes in the same 6 standard colors and has the same performance results as the original. And don’t be misled by other company’s scare tactics that you could void your shingle warranty with gutter protection. Two of the nation’s largest shingle manufacturers say that’s just not true. Ask yourself this question – when the wind picks up, which gutter protection would I rather have on my home? One that just sits on your gutter or snaps into place, or one that is securely fastened to the gutter system?
The Solution is a permanent solution to having to constantly climb dangerous rickety old ladders putting your health at risk to keep you gutters clean.
Every year, over 100,000 homeowners fall from ladders and are seriously injured. Many fall from heights as low as 10 feet and spend an average of $4,000 on hospital co-pays, prescription drugs, lost wages, and physical therapy. *
Ask yourself, is it worth the risk?
* The Needle Guard costs less than this to install on an average single-story home
* There could be additional long-term health effects resulting from the fall Safety is one of the smartest reasons for installing Gutter Topper on your home.
*Statistics from: Consumer Protection Agency and OSHA
Besides protecting you from climbing a ladder to clean out your gutters year after year, the Needle Guard protects your property by eliminating clogged gutters.
* Helps stop gutter overflows that could damage landscaping, walls foundation, and basement
* Keeps birds and pests from nesting in gutters
* Helps protect against harmful mold, mildew and rot
* Custom fit and attractive design
* Attached to your gutters and house, it strengthens your existing gutters
* Available in 5 standard colors
* Low-profile that blends into the roofline
* No unsightly mounting brackets or hangers
Please don’t hesitate to call us for a free inspection, review of your proposal today. Our office will return your call promptly and setup an appointment with you to inspect, measure and review your customized proposal and answer any questions you may have about our products and installations.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper has well over 5,000 satisfied customers in the Western Michigan and Northern Indiana areas. Our average customer satisfaction ratings are superior to any other contractor in the area with a 5 Star rating and and “A” rating from our customers.